Environment Division Research and Development Award
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The 2012 winner is:
University of Toronto
Department of Chemistry
Jon Abbatt received his BSc in chemistry at University of Toronto in 1984 and his PhD from Harvard in 1990, and held an NSERC postdoc at MIT. He was on faculty at the University of Chicago for eight years before returning to University of Toronto in 2000 as a full professor. He is an atmospheric chemist, with a particular interest in aerosol chemistry. Laboratory studies have been conducted pertaining to: i) halogen driven ozone depletion in the troposphere and stratosphere, ii) interactions of trace gases with ice, soot, organic and mineral dust surfaces; iii) aerosol phase transitions including their role in the formation of liquid water and ice clouds. In collaboration with Environment Canada scientists, he has recently performed field studies of aerosol processes, especially in remote environments. He is currently a co-editor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and of Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, a member of the NASA/JPL Data Evaluation Panel for Atmosphere Modeling, serves on the scientific steering committee of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry project, and was a co-chair of the 2011 Gordon Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry. In 2012, he became a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Terms of Reference top
This award replaces the previous Environmental Improvement Award. The award was established by the CIC Environment Division in 2009.
It is awarded for distinguished contributions to research and/or development in the fields of environmental chemistry or environmental chemical engineering, while working in Canada. One award will be available each year.
Deadline for Application: July 2 each year.
Sponsor: Pierre Beaumier, MCIC
Award: a framed scroll, $1,000 cash and up to $1,000 for travel expenses, if required.
The award shall be presented at the annual Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition or Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. The recipient will be required to present an award lecture.
Membership in the Institute is not a prerequisite for receiving this award.
All nominations will remain in force for three years. Nominators are responsible for keeping the record of the nominee up to date and complete.
- Director of Awards of the CSC or CSChE as non-voting Chair
- Past Chair/Chair of the Environment Division
- Past two winners of the Environment Division Award
- One member of the current Environment Division executive designated by the Division Chair
The award shall be presented annually unless the Committee considers that no suitable candidate has been nominated.JOIN NOW